I'm a backpacker at heart so I usually stay in hostels and cheaper accommodation. I went on vacation with my boyfriend of 5 months to Belize and we decided at the end of the week to treat ourselves to some luxury. I've been to Belize 3 times and finding nice accommodation for a good price is hard to find, especially on the islands!
Once we came to Placencia the prices for hotel rooms gave you a lot more bang for your buck! We saw The Placencia Hotel in a magazine and decided to check it out online. It's a quiet resort with plantation style buildings surrounding the pool area and provides beach front access and a wonderful dock restaurant for eating, dancing and watching the sunset!
The service, food, pool bar and overall atmosphere was very relaxing, fun and didn't feel too uptight. We made so many friends at the pool. Older couples, younger couples, single friends and families. The rooms are clean, have a/c, hot water, cable tv and once again the rooms are at a decent price. $170 per night for a Junior Suite at the time we went! (1st week of May 2012)
The only downside I can think of is that the tours that are offered through the hotel are a little more expensive than you would pay for the same tour that's in town. In the village 20min away a Jungle River tour cost $60US per person and the hotel was offering $120pp for the same tour. Maybe they provide more but I'm sure there's an increase just because it's a nice hotel. Other than that, they provide great tours to snorkel, dive, whale watch, visit ruins etc...
Renting a car is a good idea since the hotel is about 20min from the actual town/village of Placencia and you might want to walk around there during the day to try some local food or party at Barefoot bar! (The best bar in town) Live reggae music all the time!
I would definitely recommend staying at The Placencia Hotel and would stay here again the next time I visit beautiful Belize! It was romantic, adventurous, clean and fun!
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- Also Known As:
- The Hotel Placencia
- The Resort Placencia
- The Placencia Hotel And Residences Belize